Donald Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States and following the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, Alabama’s congressional delegation responded by releasing congratulatory statements.
Here’s what they had to say:
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby:
The Inauguration is an extraordinary moment for our nation, and it was my great honor to attend the swearing-in of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. While Americans gather to celebrate the peaceful transfer of power that occurs in our democratic government, it is important to pause and reflect on the rich history of our great country.
As our 45th President takes office today, I look forward to working with him and all of my colleagues to provide leadership for our nation. There are many challenges ahead, and it is time to get to work on behalf of the American people.
Alabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne:
Today marks the start of a new era for our country. President Trump outlined a clear vision for our country with a focus on supporting American workers and rebuilding the American dream. We face many serious challenges, but also exciting opportunities. I stand ready to work alongside President Trump and Vice President Pence to turn our country around.
Alabama 3rd District U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers:
I was excited to attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration. President Trump’s inauguration was a truly historic event. With President Trump in office, the Congress has a unique opportunity to cut spending, repeal Obamacare, protect the rights of the unborn, and rebuild our military. The Inauguration was made especially great by the presence of Talladega’s own Talladega College Great Tornado band in the parade. I am looking forward to the president’s cabinet, including Alabama’s own Senator Sessions, being confirmed so we can get to work making America great again.
Alabama 5th District U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks:
Today is symbolic of America at its finest. Today is an historic day where the power of the presidency was peacefully transferred from one person to another, their radically different views notwithstanding.
President Trump gave a great speech. As President Trump noted, ‘The time for empty talk in over. Now arrives the hour of action.’ I eagerly look forward to helping President Trump fulfill his campaign and inauguration speech promises by voting on legislation to repeal ObamaCare, make Mexico pay for an impenetrable border security wall, and restore America’s military and international reputation to greatness.
Alabama 6th District U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer:
I offer my congratulations and prayers to our 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, and Vice President, Mike Pence, as they serve the American people. This Administration has the opportunity to lead our country with dignity and to uphold the Constitution as our Founding Fathers intended almost 230 years ago. I look forward to working closely with President Trump and his Administration as we Make America Great Again.